Scaphyglottis tenella L.O. Williams 1941

Leaf and Flower Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Warm SpringSummerFall

Common Name The Delicate Scaphyglottis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongated, slender stems becoming fusiform below the apex and carrying 2 apical, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute or minutely bilobulate leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a terminal, fascile of 1 to a few flowered inflorscence.

Synonyms Hexadesmia tenella (L.O.Williams) A.Heller ex Hamer 1982 publ. 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 28(4): 423. 1941; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing ok [column wrong for photo]; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 777 Hamer 1982 as Hexadesmia tenella drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Hexadesmia tenella drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Hexidesmia tenella; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018